Strategic Business and Financial Operations Manager
Student Services

At MacEwan University, City Centre Campus, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work in Student Services. We have helped MacEwan University students gain positive experiences through academic, personal, and career growth, and want you to be a part of our team!

As the Strategic Business and Financial Operations Manager, you will be responsible for the strategic planning to assist in the development, coordination and analysis of business plan and briefing note proposals; prepare and coordinate the annual budget; prepare forecast and variance analysis; compile, analyze, and produce accurate and timely financial information and provide recommendations for improvement; review operational business practices to ensure it is in compliance with GAAP, and the university’s policies, principles and practices; and assist with the coordination of projects that arise from strategic planning activities.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the senior leadership team in Student Services, and will liaison between Student Services, Financial Services, and Institutional Analysis and Planning, Human Resources, and Internal Audit and Procurement to ensure compliance with the appropriate corporate stewardship and fiduciary responsibilities are sustained.

With a wide range of exciting experiences ahead, our successful candidate must be enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skill; self-motivated and be able to work independently; able to effectively assess priorities, identify issues and risks; and work collaboratively to recommend effective solutions; and strong problem solving, investigative, and analytical skills.

Our successful candidate must have the following:


• A Professional Accounting designation, or a combination of education and experience will be considered
• Business Analyst Training
• Technical Writing Training
• Course work in project management would be an asset
• Higher Education Leadership Training would be an asset

• Minimum of five (5) years relevant accounting experience in a medium or large organization
• Experience in project management, planning, and research
• Experience with internal and external audits
• Extensive experience with PeopleSoft, nVision reporting and Excel, at a financial, managerial level
• Successful experience in a post-secondary environment would be an asset
• Experience in writing business cases and project management would be an asset

This position is included under the Administrators Employment Policy (D1030).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $69,983 to $107,307 per annum
Closing Date Friday, August 1st, 2014
Competition No. 14.07.105
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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